August 8, 2012
Sidekicks by Dan Danko & Tom Mason, illustrated by Barry Gott
My tour of books named Sidekicks concludes with this superhero story of Guy Martin, also known as Speedy, who can run 92.7 miles per hour and making him the fastest man alive (causing superhero Fastest Man Alive Man to change his name to Almost Fastest Man Alive Man). He's the sidekick to Pumpkin Pete and is left to deal with villains when they destroy both the superhero and the sidekick halls. His less than super fellow sidekicks lend a helping hand. There are some laugh out loud moments in this book, but it's by far the weakest of the books called Sidekicks. Most of the super abilities are just plain silly. Overall, the book gets a "meh" from me. Read if you like superhero parodies, otherwise, skip this one. I did get a kick out of realizing that all three Sidekicks books made fun of the "villain monologue." This review is based on a library copy.
Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!